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VOLKSWAGEN'S NORTH AMERICAN REGION HOSTS INTERNATIONAL MEETING IN DETROIT

 VOLKSWAGEN'S NORTH AMERICAN REGION HOSTS INTERNATIONAL MEETING
 IN DETROIT
 DEARBORN, Mich., Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Volkswagen's North American Region served as host to nearly 150 top-level executives from the Volkswagen Group worldwide for three days of meetings Aug. 31 to Sept. 2.
 The selection of Detroit as the meeting site for the Volkswagen Group Management Conference is affirmation of Volkswagen's commitment to the North American market and reflects the practice of holding these conferences in markets of timely significance.
 In 1991 the event was held in Prague, Czechoslovakia, and hosted by the VW Group's newest marque, SKODA. 1990 took the meeting to Barcelona in honor of the Group's third marque, SEAT.
 "Our visit to North America afforded us an important opportunity to observe firsthand the dynamics of the world's most competitive automotive market and to discuss their impact on our operations worldwide," said Dr. Carl Hahn, chairman of Volkswagen AG.
 In addition to Hahn, participants included Dr. Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of management of Audi AG and successor to Hahn who will retire in January; Daniel Goeudevert, chairman of the Volkswagen Brand; Juan Antonio Diaz Alvarez, chairman of the board of management of SEAT; and Ludvik Kalma, chairman of the board of management of SKODA.
 While high-level meetings were the primary focus of the conference, participants also were provided with an overview of Detroit's rich automotive history. Events included test drives of competitive vehicles, presentations by key automotive analysts and tours of U.S. automotive facilities.
 "It was an honor to provide the Volkswagen Group with an overview of the automotive industry in North America," said John Kerr, president of the North American Region. "Our market is faced with a plethora of manufacturers, a wealth of product choices and the highest level of quality expectations. These past three days have provided all of us, even those of us who live here, a better understanding of the North American market and the increasingly global nature of our industry."
 The Volkswagen Group is the world's fourth-largest car maker and is composed of the VW, Audi, SEAT and SKODA brands. Headquartered in Wolfsburg, Germany, the VW Group employs approximately 280,000 people. Last year it produced a record 3.3 million vehicles.
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 /CONTACT: Maria Leonhauser, Volkswagen Public Relations, 313-340-5534/ CO: Volkswagen of America, Inc. ST: Michigan IN: AUT SU:


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